Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser
Welcome to the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area!

We invite you to experience the vast expanse of outdoor beauty within the protected areas of the Atchafalaya National Heritage area. You'll see some of the most unique landscapes in America!

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area is made up of 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. It was designated by Congress in 2006 as a region with significant natural, scenic, cultural, historical and recreational resources and offers a unique blend of European, African, Caribbean and Native American cultures. Atchafalaya (pronounced like a sneeze: "uh-CHA-fuh-lie-uh") is a Native American word that means long river in Choctaw.

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area's website can be found at the link below
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Current News
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Events Calendar
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